Saltram Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz Tempranillo 2008

Saltram Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz Tempranillo 2008

Quite a busy label: as well as “Winemaker’s Selection”, we have a coat of arms, “Estate Grown”, “Barossa Valley” and “Limited Release”. My father used to say “limited to as many as they can sell”, but I am sure this is not the case here. A blend of 65% Shiraz and 35% Tempranillo. Maturated for ten months in 100% French oak barrels – 25% new with the remainder in seasoned barrels. Quite a subdued nose. Cola and flat sarsaparilla. Some vanilla and cream then come to the fore, followed by mocha and dried herbs. And a reserved palate too initially. Savoury fruits, heaps of silky tannins, classy oak, quite nutty really. Takes a while to emerge; a bit of sleeper; leave a while longer I think. An odd combination, the Shiraz and Sangiovese, but I think it works well. Drink 2017+. 14.5% abv.

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One Response to Saltram Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz Tempranillo 2008

  1. Andrew says:

    I like Shiraz Sangiovese as a blend, the Primo and Coriole ones are nice. But I dont quite get the idea of Shiraz Tempranillo?

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